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swing something

Fig. to make something happen. I hope I can swing a deal that will make us all a lot of money. We all hope you can swing it.

swing

1. in. [for a person] to be up to date and modern. Tom really swings. Look at those blue suede shoes!
2. in. [for a party or other event] to be fun or exciting. I’ve never been to a gathering that swings like this one.
3. in. to be involved in sexual fads, group sex, or the swapping of sexual partners. Carol says that Tom, Ted, and Heidi swing. How does she know?
4. tv. to bring something off; to execute a deal. They want to elect me president of the club. I hope they can swing it.
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He swung out his trunk with a fascinating crook at the end, and the brown baby threw itself, shouting, upon it.
When he swung himself at last into the tree he sought, the moon was obscured by a heavy cloud, and the tree tops were waving wildly in a steadily increasing wind whose soughing drowned the lesser noises of the jungle.
Then, with the swiftness and agility of a cat, he leaped far outward upon a swaying branch, sprang upward through the darkness, caught another, swung himself upon it and then to one still higher.
For an instant Tantor, the elephant, paused with upraised trunk and tail, with great ears up-pricked, and then he swung on along the trail at a rapid, shuffling pace--straight toward the covered pit with its sharpened stakes upstanding in the ground.
The first panic of terror relieved, he urged his men forward to attack with their heavy elephant spears; but as they came, Tantor swung Tarzan to his broad head, and, wheeling, lumbered off into the jungle through the great rent he had made in the palisade.
Both groups had comparable gait velocities and there was no significant difference between the groups in the magnitude of arm swing in all walking conditions for the arm that swung more or less.
One day after manager Jim Tracy said Bradley won't swing a bat for a week, Bradley swung one lightly and plans to swing at balls within the next couple of days.
Toward the end of the swing phase of the running gait, once your leg has swung fully forward, forcefully pull it down and back as the foot makes ground contact.
President Clinton swung through in June for a Democratic party fund-raiser.
Di Tullio timed semiprofessional baseball players as they swung various bats in air tunnels at MIT.
Launched in February of 2002, Swung Magazine is a dynamic new entry into the world of men's lifestyle and entertainment publications.
He popularized a pantherine stance, dancing on the balls of his feet in deep plie, dropping his head and stretching out into a long, catlike line when he swung out.
If it's higher than parallel, you likely swung too far inside out, resulting in a high push and a loss of distance.